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PARD Releases Draft Long-Range Plan
“Our Parks, Our Future” charts course through 2028
"...The city’s Parks and Recreation Department released the first draft of its..."

July 30, 2019 News Post by Savana Dunning

Update: Greenbelt Closure Continues
Barton Creek Greenbelt closed due to weather concerns
"...Updated 12:24pm: The Austin Parks and Recreation Department announced this afternoon the continued closure..."

May 12, 2015 News Post by News Staff

Get Your Mulch On
City offering limited amount of free gardening supply
"...nothing like good mulch, and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department is offering free mulch, as much..."

Jan. 12, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Giving City Hall the (Small) Business
Small Business Group raises some serious concerns about the city's finacial forecast – in between all the hand-wringing.
"...on things everyone can get use out of – "parks, libraries, puppies, and sunshine" – but demand more money..."

May 9, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Full Tilt Boogie
"...Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Juliette Lewis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Parks and Victoria Lucai. Sarah Kelly's absorbing documentary on the..."

July 31, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The High Road
"...Directed by: Thomas Pallotta. Starring: Fella Speer, Allison Parks, David Dart and Loren Guerra. A version of this..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Movie Review by Alison Macor

NYC blaxploitation classic gets an ATL reboot.
"...blaxploitation classic Super Fly, which was directed by Gordon Parks Jr. (whose father helped launch the blaxploitation genre the..."

June 22, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rich DePalma Enters District 8 Council Race
Parks and Rec Board member joins crowded race
"...worked to secure funding as a member of the Parks Foundation, and served on the Parks and Recreation Board..."

April 6, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Jane Got a Gun
Natalie Portman stars in and produced this Western
"...flashbacks; everything will be explained – eventually). Jane promptly parks her little girl with a neighbor, rides to Dan’s..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nick Offerman at BookPeople
The actor and author of Gumption described meeting some of his personal heroes before a loving crowd
" trying to catch a glimpse of the beloved Parks and Rec star during the reading...."

June 12, 2015 Arts Feature by Melanie Haupt

Changes in Store for Duncan/BMX Park
BMX riders meet with Parks and Rec
"...Ninth Street just off Lamar – met with the Parks and Rec­reation Department's project management supervisor Marty Stump to..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Name That Skate Park
City polling public for names now through April 9
"...appreciate your help. Thus, beginning Jan. 9, the city’s Parks and Recreation department is accepting nominations for an identifier..."

Jan. 10, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Spraying the Great Lawn
PARD says herbicides applied are “extremely safe”
"...Zilker Park’s Great Lawn, so we asked the city’s Parks and Recreation Department about it – here’s the official..."

Sept. 18, 2013 News Post by Michael King

The To Do List
The twist in this raunchy loss-of-virginity comedy starring Aubrey Plaza is that it comes from a teenage girls' perspective.
"...Parks and Recreation’s eternally deadpan Aubrey Plaza plays Brandy, a..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Par For the Course [Updated]
Smoking while golfing kept controversy putting along
" approval to a ban on smoking in city parks, basically excluding golf courses. But a comedy of errors..."

Dec. 20, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Got an App for That?
From the lobby to the parks, council has an item for you
"...up a burning issue: a smoking ban in city parks. The resolution's language, proposed by Martinez, Tovo, and Laura..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Devil's River Lives to See Another Day
TWPD Commission decision on natural area postponed
"...being traded for Devil’s River Ranch was made, Texas Parks And Wildlife Department announced they would be postponing the..."

Nov. 9, 2010 News Post by Kelsey McNiel

9500 Liberty
This timely documentary is a witness to the events in Prince William County, Va., whose board of supervisors voted in 2007 to require police officers to question anyone suspected of being an undocumented immigrant.

June 4, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Swing Vote
Kevin Costner’s new comedy may be timely, but that doesn’t make it funny or worthwhile.
"...days to recast his vote while a media phalanx parks outside his trailer, the candidates personally court him, and..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Music and Lyrics
Drew Barrymore plays lyricist to Hugh Grant's has-been musician in this Valentine's Day romantic comedy.
" base is relegated to county fairs and amusement parks. But thanks to his nostalgia cachet, Alex is asked..."

Feb. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Three ... Extremes
This lush and horrific anthology film from three of the finest craftsmen working today – Fruit Chan, Chan-wook Park, and Takashi Miike – is an instantly memorable and squirm-inducing assemblage.

Oct. 28, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grizzly Man
This documentary reveals how Timothy Treadwell, the popular grizzly bear preservationist, may have needed the bears more than they needed him.
"...Amy Huguenard, in 2003. Treadwell would go into the parks unarmed and pitch a tent, and spend his time..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Academy Award-Nominated Short Films 2004
A program of eight short films nominated for live-action and animated Academy Awards in 2004.

April 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sky Blue
This gorgeously dystopian South Korean film rivals and, at times, surpasses the best of Japanese animé.

March 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dog Park
"...park they all frequent. McCulloch's thesis that these dog parks have become the singles bars of the Nineties is..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Brokedown Palace
"...boys. It's here they meet the squirrely Brit Nick Parks (Lapaine), who in no short order sets them up..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Get on the Bus
"...Taking the form of a road movie, the story parks a dozen or so men on a bus traveling..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Original Gangstas
"...of head-busting excitement and outrageous plotting a là Gordon Parks, Jr.'s seminal Three the Hard Way will perhaps be..."

Aug. 23, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Out On a Limb
"...lush musical score by fallen recording artist Van Dyke Parks. I'm not sure what to say but, boy, there..."

Sept. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Falling From Grace
"...not predictably (if inexplicably) recounting the mistakes Mellencamp's Bud Parks makes in his fall from grace. Perhaps the autobiographical..."

April 17, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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